One of the biggest qualities I admire in people is there courageous drive and determination.
I think drive is a universal equalizer. People that work hard can differentiate and go on to do so many incredible things.
Sam Altman on hard work:
On work: it’s difficult to do a great job on work you don’t care about. And it’s hard to be totally happy/fulfilled in life if you don’t like what you do for your work. Work very hard—a surprising number of people will be offended that you choose to work hard—but not so hard that the rest of your life passes you by. Aim to be the best in the world at whatever you do professionally. Even if you miss, you’ll probably end up in a pretty good place. Figure out your own productivity system—don’t waste time being unorganized, working at suboptimal times, etc. Don’t be afraid to take some career risks, especially early on. Most people pick their career fairly randomly—really think hard about what you like, what fields are going to be successful, and try to talk to people in those fields.
This line stuck out to me big time –
“Work very hard—a surprising number of people will be offended that you choose to work hard”
Offended? By hard work? Yes.
Others will see you working and focusing on something you love so much that it will seem irrational and bizarre. Keep your head down and keep going, others get FOMO.